Defense Against Crime

16/08/2016

College Safety Tips You Should know!

Going off to college can be a fun and exciting time for many young adults.  However, this is not the time to throw common sense, and caution to the wind. There are still a few people on and off campus who are up to no good.  We have compiled this list of safety tips for you and your offspring to know!

 

Campus safety tips: While walking around on campusbxp35697

  • Pay Attention to your surroundings!
  • Many Colleges have alarms and phones stationed around campus -learn where they are in case of trouble or you don’t feel safe.
  •  Survey the campus after dark to see that buildings, walkways, quadrangles and parking lots are adequately secured, lighted and patrolled.
  • Avoid walking alone if possible – consider using your campus escort service. Get the contact information and save it on your phone.
  • Make it a habit to check in with family and friends.
  • Walk with an air of confidence and stay alert.
  • Walk in well-lighted areas.
  • Keep your hand free, not overloaded. (ie stay off the phone)
  • Avoid Texting and walking, and use a blue-tooth when on your cell phone
  • ALWAYS carry your keys ready, we recommend having a key ring self-defense product. Have it in hand, ready to go if in questionable areas.
  • If you are being followed: cross the street, scream, run to an occupied residence or store, or flag down a car.
  • If your college offers a RAD program…take it every semester.
  • If you see something, say something- Report suspicious activities or individuals

At dorm rooms or apartment

  • Doors and windows to your residence hall should be equipped with quality locks.
  • Room doors should have peepholes in the door and deadbolts locks.
  • Keep blinds and curtains closed while changing clothes
  • Do not loan out your keys (it doesn’t take long to make duplicates).
  • If you lose your apt/room key replace locks immediately.
  • Never compromise your safety for a roommate or friend who wants the door left unlocked.
  • Keep valuable personal items and documents locked away
  • Replace locks when a key is lost or stolen.
  • Use caution to admit strangers to your room, even if it is your date!.
  • Have good lighting around entrances.
  • Be sure all doors and windows are locked when leaving room or apartment
  • If you are a woman and live alone or with other women, use only your first initials
  • on your mailbox and, when possible, in phone directories.
  • Report suspicious activity to campus police—or to the police if you live off campus.
  • consider purchasing a room door alarm

While in your car

  • Keep windows up and doors locked.
  • Be sure someone knows where you are going and when you should be back
  • Park in well-lighted areas and travel on populated, well-lighted streets.
  • Never pick up hitchhikers.
  • If you have car trouble, a signal for help by raising the hood or tying a white handkerchief to the door handle.
  • It is wise to have a car Emergency kit

Social Media

  • Don’t accept people you really don’t know as friends
  • Set all your settings to private.

Parties or other Social Events

  • Alcohol & Drugs: Be STRONG. Don’t cave to temptation and peer pressure. Know your limits when drinking.
  • Do not accept drinks from someone you don’t know. It could have date rape drugs in it. Keep drinks in your hands at all times. NEVER mix drugs and alcohol.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • When dating be sure someone you know and trust knows where you’re going and what time you plan on being home. Have a 911 code you can quickly text your trusted friend. Share your location with that trusted friend.

Traveling Off Campus

  • Travel with a buddy/ groups.
  • Be very familiar with the good and bad parts of the surrounding area.
  • If approached by a stranger asking for time or directions: keep your distance and stride. Don’t be distracted. Be aware. Trust your instincts. Avoidance is always a safe bet.
  • Have your Pepper Spray handy
  •  Attackers look for those who appear to present the least amount of resistance.
  • Avoid headphones. Stay off the texting, games and social media while walking and or jogging.
  • Avoid late night ATM’s and shopping.
  • Travel and park in familiar, populated and well-lit areas.
  • If attacked. Yell. Scream. Run. Remember STRIKE the target primary target areas: eyes, nose, groin. Strikes: Palm, fingers, thumbs, elbows, knees, kicks.

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